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WATCH: How to Fix Knee Cave While Squatting

Knee cave is a common health issue that can contribute to knee pain and injury. Resulting in the knees moving inward during activities such as squats or climbing stairs, knee cave is frustrating but solvable. Watch along as Dr. Joe Wong shows three exercises to reduce this issue. Have some questions? Give us a call […]

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How to Fix Knee Cave While Squatting

Does your knee move inward while climbing stairs? Do you become knock-kneed while squatting? This inward collapse at the knees is called dynamic knee valgus. This position of the knee can contribute to knee pain and injury, including MCL strains, patellofemoral pain syndrome, ACL injuries, and more. Dynamic knee valgus is characterized by hip adduction […]

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WATCH: Try These Eccentric Hamstring Exercises for Injury Prevention

What is Eccentric Exercise? Eccentric exercise refers to muscle activation that focuses on lengthening. If you have taken up running in quarantine, you should focus on strengthening your body so it embraces this new form of exercise and Eccentric motions are a great place to start. Decreased hamstring strength can lead to injury, and a […]

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Eccentric Hamstring Exercises for Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention

What is Eccentric Exercise? Repetitive motions consist of a concentric and eccentric portion of the exercise. The concentric portion refers to muscle activation while the active muscles are shortening—an example is the portion of the curl when the elbow is bending (the bicep is active and shortening). The eccentric portion of an exercise refers to […]

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6 Exercises for Reducing Anterior Knee Pain

Anterior knee pain is the result of the knee not moving properly, with it rubbing against the lower thigh bone. This pain can be caused by the kneecap sitting in an abnormal position or weakness in the muscles. This pain can be debilitating but can be alleviated with certain exercises. Watch these 6 exercises to […]

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Are You Experiencing Pain in the Front of Your Knee?

Since gyms have been closed, more individuals have been choosing running as a safe and effective form of exercise. Recently, we have been treating more patients with anterior knee pain due to this change in their exercise routine. Many factors contribute to this issue. Patients that are experiencing this discomfort and pain in the front […]

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How to ACTUALLY Activate Your Core

“Activate your core!” “Squeeze your core!”  “Tighten up your core!”  If you have been to physical therapy or seen a personal trainer, you’ve likely heard the term “activate your core”. But do you know what this really means? Do you know what your core is, actually? Well hopefully this post clarifies what the core is, […]

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Start 2021 Off Right With a Custom Health Check

January 1st is a chance to start anew, and after a year like 2020, boy do we need it! If you’re anything like us, your New Year’s resolution list requires a few scrolls, but we have one more to add to the list.  It can be easy to stick to your routines and forget about […]